SPH Reit DPU Steady as a Rock but Risk has also increased

The headline of SPH REIT's press release last Friday read "SPH Reit 2Q 2019 Distribution Income 2.5% Higher Year-on-Year". However, looking into the numbers, the cash distribution available was only up 1.0% and the DPU increase was even smaller at +0.4%. This is despite SPH Reit increasing the "cash payout ratio" from 96.8% last year … Continue reading SPH Reit DPU Steady as a Rock but Risk has also increased

Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year

Feb is often a happy month of festivity and full of "feel good" feeling with Chinese New Year and Valentines Day anchoring the celebratory mood. For most of us who are working, it is also a month to commit to your target and make plans to realise them by end of the year. Making plans … Continue reading Q1 1.38%, On track for 5% Dividend Yield for the Year

Keenly Await Singtel Dividends

Singtel is my biggest holding. It will release its first half results and interim dividend this coming Thursday. I expect Singtel to follow through on its commitments and declare 6.8 cents per share of dividends, or 2.1% yield this time, in support of the expected total dividend of 17.5 cents per share (or 5.5% yield) … Continue reading Keenly Await Singtel Dividends

Capitaland Retail China 7.7% Yield is Attractive

Dividend yield of Capitaland Retail China Trust (CRCT) is currently 7.7%, based on last 12 months trailing dividend distribution. I find this highly attractive as it is even higher than the 5.9% - 7.6% yield range that it has historically traded at. CRCT's share price closed at $1.36 on Friday. We have to go back … Continue reading Capitaland Retail China 7.7% Yield is Attractive

A painful week thankfully softened by the reliable dividends from the S-Reits’ Old Guards

It is another painful week for equity investors all around the world. For local investors, we witnessed the STI going below the 3000 points psychological support to close the week at 2972 points, 3% down from the previous week. This mirrored the S&P 500 index, which dropped 4%. What was scarier to me was the … Continue reading A painful week thankfully softened by the reliable dividends from the S-Reits’ Old Guards